is it safe to have sex 7days before and after menstruation?

Ovulation happens about 14

Ovulation happens about 14 days after the first day of your period. The egg lives only for 1-2 days, but the sperm can stay alive inside your reproductive tract for several days, waiting for the egg to be released and you to become fertile. Therefore, if you have a regular 28 day cycle, your odds of pregnancy during those times are almost 0%.

You can use your natural body rhythms as a form of birth control or as a way to get pregnant. It's called Natural Family Planning, or Fertility Awareness. Visit to learn how to make this system work for you. Don’t try to use this system without learning more about it though, or you may end up unexpectedly pregnant.

Best of luck,

Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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hi just want to ask

hi just want to ask it safe to take pills 7 days after my menstration?

Hi Gabriel, It would be

Hi Gabriel,

It would be helpful to know what type of pills you are referring too in order to correctly answer your question.

If you are referring to birth control pills then you should begin taking them at the beginning of the month or as your doctor prescribed them.

I'd be happy to try and answer your question more specifically if you could provide more information.


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